Dr Rosalind Johnson

Dr Rosalind Johnson

Dr Rosalind Johnson is a contributing editor to the VCH Wiltshire project. For volume 20 she has written chapters on the social and religious history of Chippenham, contributed to the section on Outer Chippenham, and written the section on Hardenhuish. She is working on volume 21 for south-east Wiltshire, researching Whiteparish and Landford, the two parishes of the historic hundred of Frustfield.

Rosalind has also worked for VCH Somerset, writing the history of Norton Fitzwarren for the Taunton volume. She is a visiting research fellow at the University of Winchester and has taught at the universities of Winchester and Chichester.

She holds a BA (Hons) in history from the University of York, an MA in librarianship from the University of Sheffield, and a MA in regional and local history and archaeology from the University of Winchester. Her PhD, also at Winchester, was awarded in 2013 for a thesis on Protestant dissenters in Hampshire, c. 1640-c. 1740.

Her publications include ‘The case of the distracted maid: healing and cursing in early Quaker history’, Quaker Studies, vol. 21, issue 1 (June 2016) and ‘The lives of ejected Hampshire ministers after 1662’, Southern History, vol. 36 (2014). She is working on two forthcoming book chapters on early modern religion.